We\'ve uploaded a small free hammered dulcimer sample and a hobo on my site.
The original hammered dulcimer sample in Post Piano Suite vol. 1 never had loops, so it always cut the sound immediately at the sample end (after 4 sec). I made loops in the instrument, which can be downloaded at: http://www.postaudiomedia.com/free/Dulcimer.exe
the Dulcimer sample dates back from the pre-giga days (you remember the previous century?)
It was an Akai (30kHz/mono) recording with clicks and pops. I updated this small file for a customer and decided to put it out for free.
Hey Michiel, thanks so much. free is always good, and the hammered dulcimer sounds excellent to boot. I iwll no doubt find use for this sample.
Question: I know very little about the hammered dulcimer. Do it\'s players have a ways of damping strings? I notice this sample has a long ringing sustain which makes a bit of a harmonic mess out of faster runs. Just curious. And again, thanks.
The hammered dulcimer is mainly a pecrcussive instrument. Do the players have a ways of damping strings? When they have a hand free they might damp the strings. Normally they don\'t. The samples release stage is quite long, you may try to avoid problems by shortening the release a bit.
[This message has been edited by Michiel Post (edited 03-01-2002).]